As we come up on the first and only debate between Sharron Angle and Harry Reid, I’ve been thinking about questions for Sen. Harry Reid.
You could go with any number of topics from the economy to health care "reform". But Strip comedian George Wallace gave me the idea for what I think could be the best Reid question ever.
In Wallace’s routine, which I caught last Thursday at the Flamingo, the comedian started goofing on Reid’s famous gaffe about describing Barack Obama as a "light-skinned" man with "no Negro dialect" unless he wanted one.
What is a Negro dialect exactly?, Wallace asks. Then he gives it a try. And it is hilarious.
Seems to me on debate night someone should ask Reid that question, directly. "What, sir, exactly is a ‘Negro dialect’ and could you demonstrate it for us tonight."
But I’m not the only one thinking about the debate. The L.A. Times is too. And they wonder whether Reid’s handlers might be just a little worried about the "extemporaneous abilities of their guy."
Still dead. Someone please tell Sen. Reid.
In an interview with David Brody of CBN in Washington, Reid was tossed five softball questions. The third question was "Can you think of a greatest living American?"
To which the Democratic majority leader in charge of the United States Senate and the man for whom some say Nevada cannot live without said: "Ted Kennedy" and "Robert Byrd".
The Times pointed out: "In case you’ve been in a cave … neither Ted Kennedy nor Robert Byrd are living Americans any longer. And many might argue the greatness of Byrd, who filibustered the Civil Rights Act.
"Other than that, Reid nailed the question."
Priceless. Let the debate begin.